gopher321: Yeah, I'm going to go ahead and predict the Chinese won't give a flying eggroll.
abhorrent1: wouldn't someone with a sniper rifle be more effective?
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strapp3r: gopher321: Yeah, I'm going to go ahead and predict the Chinese won't give a flying eggroll.not one f00k will be givenvery sad indeed. the blooming chinese wealth will decimate both rhinos and elephantsgrrrrr!
Dimensio: A simpler solution is to brutally and painfully kill both rhinoceros poachers and those who knowingly and willingly purchase poached rhinoceros products and to leave their mutilated corpses displayed as a warning to others.
ladyfortuna: And tigers, sharks, and bears. Tiger penis (for obvious reasons), shark fins for soup, and bears for their gall-bladders. I'm sure lots of other animals too, but those are the ones I've seen in the news and read about, bears especially. Bones fans might recall an early episode about bear poachers, for example - the trade includes American black bears.
Hickory-smoked: Serious question: Has Pfizer considered marketing Viagra in China as a bear foreskin alternative? One would think showing them modern drugs that actually do what crazy sympathetic magic is supposed to would put a serious dent in poaching.
weirdneighbour: gopher321Yeah, I'm going to go ahead and predict the Chinese won't give a flying eggroll.$$$$ , I tend to agree. Unfortunately, this trend of cutting of animal parts to get boners won't end 'till there are no more boner inducing animals.
OldManDownDRoad: Dimensio: A simpler solution is to brutally and painfully kill both rhinoceros poachers and those who knowingly and willingly purchase poached rhinoceros products and to leave their mutilated corpses displayed as a warning to others.Swaziland and Tanzania, among others, have started using poachers as "training" for their scouts and snipers:[www.unc.edu image 304x456]A Tanzania scout just back from a successful "training" mission. I like the old-school Enfield .303 - a proper application of "Rule 303" as the South Africans call it.
dv-ous: Gather all the toenail clippings from the millions of people in US prisons. Irradiate it to sterilize it, grind it up, and flood the market in China.Because turnabout is fair play, biatches.
socodog: Lots of places are tranq'ing the rhinos and cutting their horns off.
Just a thought here, but is there some way to make fake rhino horn / elephant tusk and flood the market, thereby preventing the extinction of these creatures? In fact, is there a way to take human hair and toenail clippings, extract the keratin, and make fake horn?
If horn / tusk sells for $1500-$2500 / ounce, no wonder poor people are hunting the animals in the global south. How low would the price have to drop before poaching would no longer be attractive? $20 an ounce? $5? And what if you poured the profits into protecting big game and making the risk calculus for poaching less attractive?
Hmm... even if the hurdles were too hard to navigate, could you end rhino / elephant poaching just by creating a rumor that this is possible? Would people still be willing to pay thousands of dollars an ounce for 'traditional' Eastern medicine if they thought there was a possibility that they were getting scammed by Westerners?
Does anyone have a good buddy who's skilled in biochemistry? I'm not sure where to run with this idea, but see big possibilities.
weirdneighbour: Too lazy to look it up , but the horns of course are hair so do they not grow back?
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